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by cschleic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4613

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

F27500 wrote:
... Another genius. She rides her bike behind a plane turning onto a runway ....


You do have to wonder although....there is a bike path right there at the end of the runway.

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by cschleic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7471

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

rg787 wrote:
Surprised no one has asked this yet...

Is it a write-off? Lol


Or commented that it'll buff right out. :lol:

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33433

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

First Miami Area- Portland nonstop. Assumed it would be AA PDX-MIA or AS PDX-FLL. Didn't see the B6 coming. Also nice adds of PBI-ORD & PBI-PIT FLL-SEA lots DL & NK seasonal service so makes sense B6 would jump on. AS has I believe a few corporate contracts on that route which sustains it, ...

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33433

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Looks like a final push to throw Alaska out of FLL too. All great adds. They really need to make EWR a co terminal and continue a huge push into it. The release says "up to 3x weekly" which doesn't match AS's frequency. In fact, all of them say "up to" so I guess time will tell ...

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6034

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

Usually when a loan is given in return for collateral, the lender is trying to ensure it has something of value in case the borrower goes bankrupt. If United Airlines goes bankrupt, what value is there for the lender in the mileage program ? Yes, there's a marketing database on millions of people, ...

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6034

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4353992-united-airlines-lots-of-mileage-left OK, loyalty program gurus--I understand the finance here, but not the concept of monetizing a loyalty program, per se. I always thought it was treated as a liability not an asset. So now UA has $17B+ in liquidity (believe...

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by cschleic
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20158

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Ishrion wrote:
Didn’t Qatar Airways say it would stop buying from Airbus/Boeing if they didn’t accept deferrals?


Then that leaves who as a supplier?

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by cschleic
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

This reorganization appears to leave at lest eighteen vice presidents and possibly about six more along with some more possibly unidentified more senior management that most likely are all collecting six figure salaries which in my opinion needs further reduction. Upper management needs to earn the...

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15457

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

My question is which airline with this hubs will benefit EK? I personally believe its UA as they already fly to all their hubs with exception of DEN, it would be easy to expand a codeshare and route passengers into existing cities. DL is the least likely, outside of ATL, there is no real connecting...

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by cschleic
Wed May 27, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Air California HQ
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Air California HQ

I recall it being Birch St. in Newport Beach but not the specific address.

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by cschleic
Tue May 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10096

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts. It just looks more like an A320. Maintenance error, avoidable and stupid but not a big deal. Yeah, sure. ANYTIME you're missing pieces of an aircraft......and vertical stabilizer no less..... it is a HUGE deal. Scary as it looks, and certainl...

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by cschleic
Fri May 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 4685

Re: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights

Seems low risk to try since the planes aren't doing much of anything right now. Probably mostly business travel.

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by cschleic
Mon May 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53816

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Can someone explain this a little more? What are: - Unrestricted Cash and ST Inv - Undrawn Revolver - EST. Unencumbered Assets It appears the three make up “liquidity estimates.” Why is liquidity shown as a percentage of trailing twelve month revenue? What is it measuring? And therefore telling us?...

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by cschleic
Mon May 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How to start an airline?

Given the state of the airline world right now, this probably isn't the best time to start a new one. In any case, as with any industry, work in it for at least a decade, then get a ton of funding.

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by cschleic
Sun May 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8577

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Those bins are much later. I would guess late 1980s. What aircraft is this, and when was the presentation filmed? It’s N7001U, the first 727 built. It was retired by UA in 1991. Which means it's the one at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in you want to visit it in person, complete with that interio...

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by cschleic
Sun May 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 7019

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Since the OP mentioned CLT as a hub, don't DFW and MIA cover hub activity for AA for most of those cities?

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by cschleic
Thu May 07, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow can appeal against third runway block.
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Heathrow can appeal against third runway block.

concordeforever wrote:
The CEO of Heathrow made a statement two days ago saying that the third runway will now not be needed for 10 to 15 years, if ever....


Then they should keep planning because if it is needed in 10 - 15 years....all the factors may line up by then....

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by cschleic
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17277

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

You got to love the Bloomberg article: The Boeing Co. 737-700 involved in the Tuesday flight continued to its destination and landed without incident, Southwest said. None of the 123 passengers on board were injured. The plane is an older version of the 737, not the newer Max model that has been gr...

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by cschleic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

What were really nice were the KLM MD-11s that were 2-4-3. Lots of variety. In the 3 row, you could get a single on one side and a couple on the other with an empty in between.

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by cschleic
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8810

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them. No kidding. I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. Reminds me of WN 2123 in SNA that evacuated due to an APU fire... no smoke in cabin, no...

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by cschleic
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

DL retaliation may include something to ease the domestic connection reliance at Seattle (thus opening more gate space for new O&D cities from Seattle) by launching: Portland - Seoul San Jose - Seoul San Diego - Seoul Salt Lake City - Seoul Anchorage - Seoul (cargo emphasis, too) All this talk ...

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by cschleic
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13727

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

The prospectus is a particularly funny read. First two years of negative cash flow covered by stock issuance. Uh huh. At least no debt! Page 6 has a funny one. One paragraph says that a flight could operate with zero passengers but full freight and make a profit. The next paragraph says passenger re...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Exactly. It is just that both AA and AA are united in their goal to make DL suffer in SEA. More inportantly, DL is not going to be able to jiggle with both SEA and PDX, especially if both become large oneworld hubs. PDX-LHR and PDX-HND are going away next year. PDX - HND and PDX - LHR are going awa...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Well, LAX is a terrible place as an TPAC gateway. With the current events, LAX-PEK/PVG are gone and probably never coming back. They could try SEA-PEK/PVG. SEA is a better location to handle AA/AS connection traffic than LAX. While LAX is a much larger market, they were clearly losing huge amount o...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I must admit, I am a little skeptical about all of this working out as planned; 1) What would stop AA from screwing over AS just like DL did? is that something they can even write into a cooperation agreement? 2) SEA (even with the new international arrivals area coming soon) is sort of bursting at...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I like the “This is retaliation for X” comments. This isn’t a game, retaliation isn’t the right word. They see an opportunity, have a strategy in place and just moved to execution. This isn’t being done because of LA/DL or anybody else. This may have well been on the cards anyway. This is being don...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I’ll be curious to see if this changes how one books international flights—will I be able to book these through AS directly or will it stay the same and I book through AA and give my AS number? Somewhat unrelated, I was initially irritated when they announced they were going to be cooperating less,...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40304

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

[I think their only option at this point is another merger. Your entire post is spot on how I feel about how AS is running things from an outsider. Ill admit when the VX acquisition was announced I initially thought that AS was just going to liquidate the VX operation in SFO/LAX and just go back to...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127583

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

AA adding SEA-BOS nonstop service might be a possibility with AA having recently added a few other point-to-point nonstop routes out of BOS. AA adding SEA-AUS nonstop service might also be a possibility with AA having recently announced plans to resume SJC-AUS nonstop service and AA having recently...

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by cschleic
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4205

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

The US could use a Ryanair/Easyjet style carier which shakes up the market in direct competition with mainliners. Today I see few direct competition on same routes (only transcontinental) but many routes are operated by a sole carier to there hub. Tickets are still very expensive compared to the EU...

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by cschleic
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2933

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

Somewhere I have some slides of an Aeroflot IL-96 at SFO in the late 80s or probably 90s. Also a 763 at LAX in October 2000.

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by cschleic
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines and FrenchBee form an interline agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Alaska Airlines and FrenchBee form an interline agreement

There's nothing on the AS website, or its news release site, about it. But it's just an interline agreement, for transferring baggage, not code sharing or frequent flyer plans or anything like that. Lots of airlines have interline agreements.

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by cschleic
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I don't know if its mentioned somewhere in this thread, but Kobe held a private helicopter license. Good possibility he was in the left seat. Source? This is the first I've heard. I searched on google for "kobe helicopter license" with date before 12/31/2019 and didn't find anything about...

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by cschleic
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops
Replies: 56
Views: 11545

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops

With UA pulling SFO flights, and AS tinkering with schedules and routes, makes me wonder how PAE is doing in general. Anyone have any traffic stats?

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by cschleic
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports for the Supersonic Age
Replies: 40
Views: 6930

Re: Airports for the Supersonic Age

Great articles. Thanks for the history.

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by cschleic
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 51435

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

There was a segment on KTVZ last night regarding a Redmond City council meeting where the future of RDM was discussed. The airport director mentioned expanding the terminal to include more restaurants and shops as well as adding jet bridges. In its current configuration, I can't imagine jet bridges...

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 51435

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

There was a segment on KTVZ last night regarding a Redmond City council meeting where the future of RDM was discussed. The airport director mentioned expanding the terminal to include more restaurants and shops as well as adding jet bridges. In its current configuration, I can't imagine jet bridges...

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It'll be interesting to see, particularly since there were younger passengers on board, if any of them were texting or contacting friends / colleagues during the flight about what was happening. Of course, not necessarily during the last 20 seconds but it could give some insight.

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7017

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

Kind of surprising that they're still getting 22 more 787-8s. I recognize that they're replacing the 767-300s but still...that's a lot of the smaller model and ultimately they'll have nearly as many as the -9s.

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110846

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I say this with respect for all involved here and as an opinion. But what also needs to be mentioned here is: what was Mr. Bryant's schedule? Was he late? Was there explicit or implicit undue pressure for the pilot to "perform" and get his entrusted client where he needed to be? A factor ...

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by cschleic
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20766

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

It looks like everyone still gets one unobstructed window. Hard to tell from the pictures, but those seats appear to have significantly less "cushion" than the older types (which has been a trend on many carriers for years). It looks like there's another divider between the seats, I wonde...

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by cschleic
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

The helicopter view is interesting and shows why the wings have the folding tips.

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by cschleic
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

It wasn’t a total disappointment. Two Dreamlifters landed, and one took off, plus a real pretty China Southern 773. And it was nice seeing the 779 tiptoe around the property. I’m sure I won’t see first flight now, but I can lay claim to seeing First Flight Attempt. :-) Three Dreamlifter movements i...

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Everyone questioning if Boeing checked the weather forecasts must not live in the pacific northwest.

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Latest METAR shows wind 180 at 16, gusting 23, 6SM RA BR BKN014 OVC019

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by cschleic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX T6 Modernization
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Re: LAX T6 Modernization

For T6, looks like it includes expanding the AS lounge which is desperately needed.

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by cschleic
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska/Horizon Inaugural LAX-Redmond-SAN Trip Report January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: Alaska/Horizon Inaugural LAX-Redmond-SAN Trip Report January 2020

Nice report and great photos of central Oregon scenery.

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by cschleic
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

Intra-island on a 737 works but back and forth to the mainland is painfull. 4 hours on a 737. Yuk!! You must not fly much, or anything other than short routes. With 737 NG capabilities, the city pairs being flown more than four hours by WN and others must be in the hundreds. And that's before inclu...

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by cschleic
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56538

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Just for reference, ATC only requires 2000 ft above the highest obstacle for fuel dumping. https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/atc_html/chap9_section_4.html Negative... I as a pilot can dump fuel anytime anywhere. It you need to do a “controlled dump”. 2000 ft is what the minimum al...

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